Next up, astronaut Marcel modelling the latest overall & slipper combo with daring applications of chrome effect velcro & matching hair net.
Looking your best is important, you never know who you might bump into on the ISS...
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There's far more money to be made from the lazy & indulgent.
Here are some numbers.
Falcon Heavy - 63,000kg to LEO @ $150m
1 launch per month for 10 year = 7500 tonnes at $18bn (ish, bulk saving not applied)
With a 7500 tonne mass limit I think we could come up with a solution for deflecting quite a large asteroid.
All true, the long term war outlook for Germany was bleak (hence blitzkrieg).
It's just that in the summer of 1940 all of the commonwealth & empire armies were small and under equipped, no significant help was likely to arrive before any German invasion attempt. (The Indian army had under 100k troops available for overseas deployment in 1940 and all countries were in the process of rapidly building up their forces)
There was also the worry that the NAZI/Soviet treaty would lead to the red army moving through Afghanistan into India (modern Pakistan) and the Persian oilfields following the successful joint invasion of Poland.
The original Luftwaffe plan was to force the RAF away from airfields in the south-east and gain total air supremacy over the channel, these were the only conditions that the Kriegsmarine would dare sail an invasion force. They knew that with constant RAF fighter cover from nearby fields the Royal Navy would be able to arrive at the invasion beaches in overwhelming numbers and sink everything in the channel (quite literally & regardless of cost) cutting off the troops already landed, without air cover half of the Royal Navy would have been sunk by bombing before arriving and most of the rest soon after.
While it’s a vast simplification to say that the ‘few’ determined the course of history, had they (and all the supporting organisations) failed I’d not like to guess at what the current world order would look like now.
"F**k Trump!" or "Lock her up!" are free expressions of opinion and say much about the orators level of political tolerance.
Calling someone a Nazi is slander unless you can prove that they are, (it's an accusation of membership of an illegal organisation) . This has only started happening in recent years as the knowledge of actual Nazi atrocities diminishes over time* and insult/hyperbole inflation is now out of next steps.
* We don't teach the horrific details in school, that would give children the nightmares that surviving victims suffered.
Finding where young low level activists already indoctrinated into following the party line hang out and then using subtle methods to ‘inform’ their opinion is part of the long game that will be in play, but there are easier places to tinker with than a forum with a high ‘trust no government’ quotient.
Placing opinions desirable to the Chinese* here without triggering a giant WTF response from all and sundry seems a high hurdle compared to most interweb forums, after all, this is EL-reg, home to a readership of analytical & sceptical techies skilled in 'reading between BS statement lines’ and possess the ability to think for themselves (mostly).
Divide & conquer has been the basis for foreign policy in every country looking to exert external influence without incurring the risks & expense of an actual war, find weaknesses that can be exploited and chip away at them. currently in the US it’s the racial divide in policing, in the UK it’s anything to do with empire.
For example we could blame Chinese influence for the current climate of denouncing almost any prominent historical western figure or activity as <whatever>ist, it has direct parallels in the cultural revolution (denounce anything old) and those red guard teenagers from the late ‘60s now occupy the top levels within the CCP directing foreign policy.
* given that we'll poke at any group expanding it's control or spying over us, a lack of articles on Chinese activities would be the only desirable I can spot.
To the users who may be about lose all access to several hundred $/£ worth of games expediture it may well be.
I'll point out that it has been said many times here that using 3rd party 'anything' puts you at the whim of those third party companies.
Apple dumping on it's users who happen to have an Epic account seems a very short sighed move.
Creating third party personal profiles from the data trawled from existing account holders is illegal under GDPR unless I've misunderstood some of the 'allowed' reasons for holding information.
On the other hand, generating a detailed profile from the slurped contact list as soon as an account is created can be completed before the newby user has finished filling in actual details.
>>>Raj Dosanjh, a former colleague of Gracey's<<<
Sounds like new senior manager helping his friends (whom he recruited?) onto the gravy train by bunging them the best accounts with no other considerations.
As for flight risk, any good manager would have considered Lee to be potentially an expensive flight risk seeing as she was on a sabbatical having reeled in a multi £M catch (certainly worth upping her basic). New hires with nothing to show yet have to prove they're worth keeping unless they also have a cast iron history of bringing in big accounts, in which case give them the leads that will actually grow sales.
>>>Cisco are just trying to keep the annoyance factor slightly below the threshold<<<
Increasingly they are failing.
Fully agree with you on >bite the bullet and change vendors< they're using the old MS ploy of 'Too much effort to change it all now', it won't work for much longer.
Its' not fun trying to run a 24/7 time sensitive manufacturing operation when the Borgs first response to almost any TAC case is update the firmware (production outage costing £$£$£) because switch IOS is so bug ridden now.
Cisco made their name with quality kit that could quite literally run for many years straight without needing a service restart (let alone a power cycle), Beancounting has ruined them.
Slate1 was the original writing surface of choice in many Welsh & northern UK schools (& pubs), depending on its size 2 or 4 slates gave a decent area to use chalk on.
The name stuck as a temporary writing surface well after 'black (painted) boards' arrived and that new fangled paper stuff was being used by pupils2. Everyone knew what 'A Slate' was by then, why change it.
1 A thin smooth stone roofing slab to keep the rain out, this IS the UK after all.
2 Small offcuts from roofing slate were basically free and provided pupils with a reuseable writing surface.
Changing your own (town, country, personal) name is fine carry on. A little over a hundred years ago a chap named George decided that he'd rather be called Windsor that Saxe Coberg Gotha.
The article is about changing the currently descriptively accurate name for every object of that type in existence.
Are we eventually going to remove the word 'Black' from dictionaries altogether? It won't change the physics of light interacting with a surface.
Because everyone in the business uses similar boilerplate, has anyone ever seen Synology actually do a customer audit?
I've long been of the opinion they're quite hot on security patching (due to being ROC based) and are unlikely to incorporate sneaky stuff that others (with state level funding) will find eventually. Plus they're on a very short list of consumer kit makers that are still providing updates to decade old boxes.
I'll go with a poke at both sides.
As a curmudgeonly git I expect that whatever I type into an excel sheet* should stay exactly as I type it - until I do something about it.
Learning how to 'Format Cells...' isn't hard. Being a prima-donna about not learning to use the simple formatting tools is just unprofessional.
The first 20 years of desktop spreadsheets (visicalc onwards) had a lot of usage restrictions and yes formatting was a pain at times but at least you knew that the data you typed stayed as typed.
* I'd extend this to wordprocessors as well, underline in red by all means but don't change the letters I typed which may well be a correct technical reference or foreign word (or both).
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